It’s Never Too Early For Botox Say Dermatologists

A new finding might surprise those who believe a Botox treatment is too much of an extreme measure to stay young or that only those growing old need a shot of botox. Basically the study says it is never too early to start “conservative and thoughtful use of neuromodulators [i.e., Botox], fillers and noninvasive energy-based treatments.” Of course, those averse to the whole idea can come up with the argument that such procedures cost a lot of money, which might not be affordable for those who are really young. In other words, such treatments for now might be restricted to the young and wealthy or you might have to save up the money, so by the time you are 50 or 60 years old you can afford the treatment.

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According to doctors, the whole idea of waiting till you are past your middle age to get a treatment, might not be the right course of action. The simple reason for this is the fact that by the time you are 50 or 60 you already have forehead furrows, frown lines and crow’s feet that are very much pronounced. Hence, as a preventive measure it is better to get the treatment before they appear which means at an earlier age.

While explaining the logic behind the whole thing dermatologist Dr. Kenneth Arndt was quoted as saying: ““If you slow down the use of these muscles beginning early in adult life, the lines never develop. Rather than going backward and fixing something that’s there, you can inhibit it from starting in the first place.”  There is no denying the fact that this explanation makes absolute sense and to be honest would probably even convince those who support aging with grace.

Arndt even points out to a study to make his case. In this study involving identical twin sisters, one sister regularly used Botox for a period of 13 years while the other did not and instead aged normally. At the end of the study it was observed that the sister who used Botox had a smooth and attractive forehead, while the other had expression lines just like anyone who aged normally would have. Many have argued that the sister using the Botox might have had a charmed life, but Arndt disputes this argument saying “a charmed life doesn’t lead to a smooth face”.

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He then goes on to say ““We’re not advocating treating infants, children and people in their teens. What I would suggest is at whatever point [you] begin to notice and are bothered by some of these things like frown lines or forehead lines … it’s reasonable to consider starting treatment with Botox. It’s easier and more effective to inhibit progression than come in 10 years later and take them away. We’ve termed it ‘prejuvenation.’”